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Yacht Fakes a Stolen Sex Tape for Publicity

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  1. Melody Bot

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    The band Yacht faked having their sex tape stolen to try and build hype for their new video. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d be typing.
    Here’s Anna Merlan, writing for Jezebel:

    That wasn’t quite right, of course, because there was no actual sex tape: when I tried to download it, I just got an error message, and so did lots of other people. The only folks claiming to have seen it, as we noted in an update yesterday, were Yacht’s famous friends. (I’m going to stop capitalizing their band name now because it’s tiresome and because I find them tiresome).

    But most folks probably didn’t try to download it at all, because Yacht said the video was leaked without their consent. Most people are not craven and/or horny enough to watch a video whose participants are begging you not to view it. Most people don’t suck. Most people aren’t Yacht.

    The thing about revenge porn—the real kind, not the desperate fake kind cooked up to attract extra attention to your mediocre art band—is that it ruins lives.

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  2. AelNire

    @RiotGrlErin Prestigious

    I'm still fucking fuming.
  3. devenstonow


    people would only care about a leaked sex tape if you were already famous.

    And I saw them on campus my freshman year of college (billed in between AGBPOL and The Front Bottoms). They were legitimately awful. Like, just not good music at all with an obnoxious stage presence that would only work if people are actually into your music. Basically a shitty attempt at trying to sound like LCD Soundystem
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  4. chris

    Trusted Supporter

    how tf did they think 'hey let's pretend to have been victimized, that will be a good idea'??
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  5. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    this band isn't bad
    this publicity stunt was bad
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  6. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    this band sucks
  7. I Am Mick

    @gravebug Prestigious

    Well they just ruined their career, good. Gross fucking stunt
  8. they released a bad statement
  9. Liz

    Ew, David

    I can't believe they actually thought this was a good idea. How are people this stupid?
  10. Haven't listened to Yacht in nearly a decade but I did like them in high school. Had no idea they were still around.

    Anyway, man, what a major fuck up on their part. Can't imagine a group of people coming together and being so collectively dense that they thought this would be a good idea by any stretch of the term

  11. tweets from the band's PR
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  12. Matt

    Living with the land Supporter

    So messed up
  13. devenstonow


    lol@them referring to it as a 'celebrity sex tape'.

    The absurdity to me is them thinking this would be some huge news plastered all over the media.

    Like, the fact that they even thought this was slightly a good idea is insane. " know what will make people listen to our music? A video of us having sex!"
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  14. Matt

    Living with the land Supporter

    I am not sure how to embed a tweet but Eric Wareheim tweeted about it yesterday and I hope he didnt know in advance
  15. ianzandi


    It actually did work, locally at least. I saw it on multiple Los Angeles news sites yesterday
  16. devenstonow


  17. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    Def got sketch vibes
  18. AelNire

    @RiotGrlErin Prestigious

    Some Stan was going in on me earlier defending them saying it isn't a big deal. This was no tween either. I had to block them.
  19. this band even posted yesterday that they were "exploited "

    and now their statement reads like they weren't doing it
  20. Chaplain Tappman

    Trusted Prestigious

    this is so gross
  21. Jacob Davidson


    What a terrible thing to do.
  22. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    someone on facebook was trying spin this as "bad pr is better than no pr" and that their album came out last year, and now people are talking about it. and asked "Did they lose fans with the so-so new record generally? Would you bail on a band you loved 'cause of a dumb moment?"

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  23. Chaplain Tappman

    Trusted Prestigious

    lots of people refuse to abandon pedophiles, rapists, abusers, and other kinds of shit people. in the grand scheme of things, this isn't as bad as that stuff and i imagine it wont have much of an effect on their audience.
  24. CheapPop


    Shows how shitty their music must be that they had to do a stunt like this to get people to talk about their band.
  25. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    Met my girlfriend when Yacht played at a school here in Salem. We bonded over how bad Yacht was and how it seemed like they were trying way too hard. Good to see things haven't changed.